Category Archives: Talk

Fred Willard—Actor, Comedian, Writer—Guest 06/19/2017

Fred Willard
Fred Willard

Fred Willard, the well-known American actor, comedian, and writer, is our next Ken Boxer Live guest.  Please join Ken and Cate for a guaranteed exciting interview. For complimentary tickets, please click this link.

Quoting freely from his Wikipedia entry:

Willard is known for his roles in the Rob Reiner mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap, the Christopher Guest mockumentary films Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, and Mascots, and the Anchorman films. He is an alumnus of The Second City.

He received three Emmy nominations for his recurring role on the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond as Robert Barone’s father-in-law, Hank MacDougall. In 2010 he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on the ABC TV series Modern Family as Phil Dunphy’s father, Frank Dunphy.

He also received a Daytime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host for What’s Hot, What’s Not. One of his earliest jobs was at The Second City, Chicago, where he shared the stage with Robert Klein and David Steinberg.

He was a founding member of the improvisational comedy group Ace Trucking Company. Fellow members of Ace included Michael Mislove and Bill Saluga. They performed sketches on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson more than 50 times and appeared regularly on This is Tom Jones.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like complimentary tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, June 19th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 06/22/2017, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)

Rona Barrett—Pioneering Entertainment Reporter—Guest 05/22/2017

Rona Barrett
Rona Barrett

Rona Barrett, the famed, paradigmatic entertainment columnist, is our next Ken Boxer Live guest. For complimentary tickets, please click this link.

Quoting freely from her published biography:

Hollywood’s Variety Magazine calls her “the lady who turned entertainmentcoverage into big biz.” Rona Barrett is a pioneering entertainment reporter,commentator and producer with a career spanning more than 30 years. Nowas a nonprofit pioneer, she is the Founder and CEO of The Rona BarrettFoundation – the catalyst behind Santa Ynez Valley’s first affordable seniorhousing – the Golden Inn & Village.

Her career began at the age of thirteen when she conceived and organized the first international fanclub. Her pioneering efforts helped launch the careers of Eddie Fisher and Steve Lawrence. Fromthe time she became an entertainment columnist for the Bell-McClure newspaper syndicate as theyoungest columnist to ever report on Hollywood in 1957 and through her role in inaugurating“Good Morning America,” Barrett has blazed the trail for innovative entertainment reporting and forwomen in the media industry.

Rona Barrett
1980 Trump Interview

In 1966, after 7.5 years of trying to bring her entertainment reports to television, Los Angelesstation KABC-TV, gave her the big break. Her reports went to their five owned and operatedstations, syndicated around the world and then back to the ABC network with the inauguration of“Good Morning America” in 1975.

Barrett developed the first in-depth personal TV specials about film, television, music, sports andpolitical celebrities. She was the innovator of this media genre, which others followed. She alsopublished six top-rated magazines on the entertainment industry including “Rona Barrett’sHollywood,” paving the way for Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey enterprises.

In 1972 her novel titled, The Lovomaniacs, was published. Her autobiography, Miss Rona, waspublished in 1974.

Since 2000, in honor of her father, Barrett has used her entrepreneurial acumen to address achallenge close to her heart and an issue that affects us all: providing affordable and dignifiedhousing and care for the fastest growing population on the planet – seniors over 65 years old. Theprototypical Golden Inn & Village, which began construction in 2015, is her answer to this newreality. September 2016 welcome mats will be placed for residents of Phase I – Independent Living.

With her “Gray Matters” column, Barrett continues to shine a spotlight on the day-to-day issuesconfronting all seniors and their loved ones who care for them. Once again she’s digging deep,bringing to the surface not just the questions, but solutions as well; building our seniors a newfuture. In the fall of 2016 a compilation of “Gray Matters” will be published where proceeds will beearmarked for The Rona Barrett Foundation.

Please visit her website at http://www.ronabarrettfoundation.org to find out more.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like complimentary tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, May 22nd. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 05/25/2017, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)

Meredith Baxter—Actress, Best known as the Mother on the “Family Ties” Television Series—Guest 04/10/2017

Meredith Baxter
Meredith Baxter

Meredith Baxter, whom we all remember well as Elyse Keaton from Family Ties and many other roles, is our Ken Boxer Live guest April 10th. This will be a very exciting and informative interview so do not miss it.

Baxter has played many various roles: for example, a wife on Bridget Loves Bernie; an elder daughter on Family; a mother on Family Ties; and a bulimic on Kate’s Secret. Each of her roles has been memorable and award winning—and endearing.

For full biographical information about Meredith Baxter, please read her Wikipedia page.

So please join Ken and Cate on April 10th for an exciting interview with the very talented Meredith Baxter.

Meredith Baxter
“Family Ties”

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like complimentary tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, April 10th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 04/13/2017, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)

Veronika Mindal—Ukrainian Singer and Actress—Guest 02/06/2017

Veronika Mindal
Veronika Mindal

Our next Ken Boxer Live guest, Ukrainian singer and actress Veronika Mindal, is not only drop dead gorgeous, but also a modern day Renaissance woman. An actress, a singer, a model, a fashion designer—she’s got it all. In fact, on top of all these accomplishments, she even has a law degree.

Many are familiar with Veronika from her excellent (and very sexy) music videos, one of which, “In Your Eyes,” we present below. Another must-watch Mindal video is “I Shine for You.”

So Beyonce beware. You have some stiff competition.

Veronika Mindal
“In Your Eyes”

It is an honor to have Veronika as our guest. Please join Ken and Cate on February 6th, 2017, for an exciting interview with the lovely Veronika Mindal.

For more Veronika Mindal vidoes , please visit her YouTube channel.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like complimentary tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, February 6th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 02/09/2017, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)

Jamaal Wilkes—Four-Time NBA Champion, Hall of Fame Inductee—Guest 12/05/2016

Jamaal Wilkes
Jamaal Wilkes

Jamaal Wilkes is an American retired basketball player who played the small forward position and won four NBA championships with the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers. He was a three-time NBA All-Star and the 1975 NBA Rookie of the Year.

In college, Wilkes was a key player on two NCAA championship teams under coach John Wooden for the UCLA Bruins. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and his jersey, No. 52, was retired by both the Lakers and the Bruins.

Jamaal Wilkes
In Action

We are delighted to have Jamaal Wilkes as our guest on December 8th, 2016.

For more information about Jamaal Wilkes and his career, please visit his website.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like complimentary tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, December 5th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 12/08/2016, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)

Gregory Harrison—Actor, Played Dr. “Gonzo” Gates on “Trapper John”—Guest 11/24/2016

Gregory Harrison
Gregory Harrison

“I’m not a doctor, but I play one on television.” Actually, Gregory Harrison, who played Dr. George “Gonzo” Gates on the television series Trapper John, M.D., was a medic in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, so perhaps that statement doesn’t apply to him.

After seven seasons starring as “Gonzo” in Trapper John, Harrison’s next major role was in the movie For Ladies Only where he played a stripper, John Phillips, making him forever more a favorite with women and gay men.

Gregory Harrison
1992 Commerical

Ken Boxer Live is privileged to have Harrison as our guest on November 24th, 2016.

For more information about Gregory Harrison and his career, please visit his website.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like complimentary tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, November 21st. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 11/24/2016, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)

Keith Coogan—Actor, Grandson of Jackie Coogan—Guest 11/10/2016

Keith Coogan
Keith Coogan

We at Ken Boxer Live welcome our next guest, the entertaining and humorous actor Keith Coogan.

Coogan, grandson of actor Jackie Coogan who played Uncle Fester on the 1960’s television series The Addams Family, began acting at age five, appearing in many television series, such as LIttle House on the Praire, The Waltons, The Love Boat, Mork & Mindy, and CHiPS.

Additionally, Coogan has appeared in films, such as Toy Soldiers, Book of Love, and Married to the Kellys.

Keith Coogan Tribute

We welcome Coogan to our set and look forward to an exciting and entertaining interview.

For more information about Keith Coogan, you may visit his website.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like complimentary tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, November 7th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 11/10/2016, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)